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December 2014

December 2014

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake. 

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • October 1, 2013 - December 30, 2014

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • January 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night

    Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!)

    Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail jesse@cucomedy.com to find out availability.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 207 W Clark, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.theclarkbar.com/
  • March 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015

    World War I with America's March King

    John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916. Dillingham’s spectacular included an elephant show, high wire acts, theatrical ice skating, flower ladders, and comedic and vaudeville routines.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature.  The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 6, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Tour the Historic Virginia Theatre

    Tours Every Wednesday
    Walk back in time to 1921 with a tour of the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia is now proud to offering weekly guided tours – free of charge – each and every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. 

     

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org/
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war.  However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years

    Printmaking flourished in Japan during the Allied Occupation (1945–52), despite the devastation of the war, which had left its mark not only in the burnt ruins of Tokyo but also in the faces of a starving population. Woodblock prints—together with dolls, fans, silks, and sake cups—were sought after as souvenirs among the nearly half million American soldiers stationed in Occupied Japan in 1946.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I

    This exhibition presents objects from two important university collections—the first consisting of 105 large lithographic posters made as propaganda in support of the French war effort, and the second comprised of approximately 4,500 photographs, in all likelihood commissioned by the French Ministry of War. The posters’ creators range from some of the best-known graphic artists of the day—such as Adolphe Willette and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen—to illustrators now completely forgotten.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • September 4, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy the tranquility of the tea ceremony and a bowl of hand whipped green matcha tea with a traditional Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended. Email japanhouse@illinois.edu to make a reservation. 

    Bring some white socks to wear so you can get up on the tatami mats, although we have a few we can lend you if you forget. If you think you might have troubles kneeling for a long time that’s no problem—-we can just pull a chair up to the tatami mats.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 South Lincoln Avenue , Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/
  • September 5, 2014 - December 19, 2014

    Prairie Skies

    Fridays September 5 through December 19

    A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission: $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, children under 12. No shows on: October 3 October 31 November 7 December 5

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 16, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala

    This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. More than 90 textiles coming from 32 highland towns are presented, each textile woven in a style that identifies the town of its weaver and the wearer. Exhibit areas address the links between the living and ancient Maya, the weaver and the backstrap loom, textiles for daily wear, the art of the traditional Maya blouse, or huipil, ceremonial cloths and clothing, and evidence of evolution in textile designs.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • October 17, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    Global Groove 1973/2012

    n terms of the long sweep of art history, video art is a very new phenomenon. Born in the mid-1960s, when television and video technologies became available outside of broadcast studios and pioneering artists Nam June Paik and Andy Warhol obtained their first portable video cameras, video art is now ubiquitous in the modern world… or at least videos have become so. YouTube alone launches forty-eight hours of video every minute!

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu
  • October 27, 2014 - September 25, 2015

    Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs

    When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    The Fighting Illini 1917-1918 Legacy

    As America’s pending military involvement in WWI loomed on the country’s horizon during the first months of 1917, the rumblings of war had darkened the University of Illinois campus. When Woodrow Wilson declared war on April 6, it was reported that Professor Frederick Haynes Newell, head of the Civil Engineering Department, shouted “The nation is now at war” during a gathering that was held at University’s Armory that evening.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • November 1, 2014 - December 20, 2014

    "Santa's Secret Star"

    Saturdays, November 1 through December 20

    What? Santa has lost his compass and can't find his way home? Sounds like a disaster in the making! Can the stars help? Learn about the day and night sky and how the stars seem to make pictures in the sky in our newest holiday show for young stargazers. Learn how YOU, too, can find Santa's secret star! Admission: $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, children under 12.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • November 8, 2014 - December 20, 2014

    Urbana's Holiday Market

    Holiday Market is a unique event consisting of weekly Saturday markets inside of Lincoln Square during the months of November and December. The Urbana Business Association is excited to announce that the 2014 Holiday Market will consist of SEVEN SATURDAYS — November 8th through December 20th. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lincoln Square will be filled with produce, baked goods, crafts, and holiday decorations all produced, grown, or made right here in Illinois!

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 300 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanabusiness.com
  • November 17, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    Glimmer: Photographic Works by Christopher Schneberger

    Chicago-based artist Christopher Schneberger creates scenario images in which temporal and paranormal phenomena are investigated. His work involves the supernatural and tropes of historical exhibitions, blurring the line between fact and fiction with supporting documents, authentic and counterfeit, which are exhibited along with the photographic work.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign , IL
    Website: artgallery.parkland.edu/
  • November 28, 2014 - December 20, 2014

    "Season of Light"

    Fridays & Saturdays, November 28 through December 20

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • December 4, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    Haus + Home Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    It's that time of year! NORDEN and Dear Home are excited to set up shop at Colab, 206 W Main St, in Downtown Urbana—just in time for the holidays! Featuring modern and vintage furnishings, decor, and accessories for the home, stop each week to find the perfect gift for your friends, your family, and yourself. New items added weekly!

    Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Location: 206 W Main St, Urbana, IL
  • December 6, 2014 - December 21, 2014

    Holiday Wonderland

    Come to Lincoln Square in Urbana and walk through the Holiday Wonderland! Roberta Morris and American Cancer Society invite you view this amazing display.

    Over 500 Department 56 lighted houses and accessories, collection of Santas and Nativity Sets.

    Hours for viewing - Every weekend before Christmas in December plus Wednesday and Friday afternoon/evenings -

    Saturday, December 6 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday, December 7 - noon to 6:00 pm
    Wednesday, December 10 - 3:00 to 7:00 pm
    Friday, December 12 - 3:00 to 7:00 pm

    Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Location: 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
  • December 6, 2014 - December 21, 2014

    Snow Globe Saturdays at the Orpheum

    Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Snow Globe 2014
    Couldn't make it opening night? Come join us for some holiday fun the first three Saturdays in December! Our theatre will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring: sledding, ice fishing, a photo booth, crafts galore, and winter-themed science activities every Snow Globe Saturday.

    Admission is $6 for Orpheum Members and $8 for Non-Orpheum members, or a family 4-pack for $28. Watch for updates on our website (orpheumkids.com) and Facebook!

    Any questions feel free to call at (217) 352-5895 or email at info@orpheumkids.com.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.net/
  • December 12, 2014 - December 21, 2014

    The Snow Queen and the Goblin

    Bah Humbug Productions, Inc. presents its annual holiday theatrical presentation, this year, The Snow Queen and the Goblin based on the Hans Christian Andersen story. December 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00 PM and December 14 and 20 at 3:00 PM. All performances at Parkland College Theatre. Reservations and Ticket information at www.bahhumbug.biz or 217-621-8276.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.bahhumbug.biz
  • December 17, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Miracle on 34th Street (1947) at The Virginia Theatre

    Catch one of our favorite holiday films at the historic Virginia Theatre! Edmund Gwenn (as one ‘Kris Kringle’) made us all believe in Santa Claus again in this beloved 1947 classic. A kindly old man who claims to be Santa Claus, Kringle is institutionalized as insane, but a young idealistic lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

    Tickets are $4 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org
  • December 19, 2014

    Dance for People with Parkinson's

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment. Set to uplifting, familiar music, this 70-minute monthly class may assist with the preservation and improvement of balance, flexibility, and strength. Please dress comfortably for this full-body workshop.

    The Drama Rehearsal Room can be reached most directly from the Yellow and Orange parking garages (off Illinois Street). Please note:

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
  • December 19, 2014

    Holiday Movie & Pajama Party

    Bring your blankets, pillows, 
    and pajamas for this winter 
    wonderland experience! 
    Enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa & 
    marshmallows while watching a great family 
    movie at the Douglass Center! 

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 512 E. Grove St, Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014

    It's A Wonderful Life (1946) at The Virginia Theatre

    Catch one of our favorite holiday films at the historic Virginia Theatre!

    There may be no other motion picture more closely associated with a national holiday. It’s A Wonderful Life tells the touching story of Clarence, an angel who helps a compassionate but despairing businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

    Tickets are $4 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org
  • December 20, 2014

    Breakfast with Santa in the Carriage House

    This special event will begin with a yummy waffle bar with waffles, sausage links, juice or milk and all of the yummy waffle toppings that will delight kids of any ages! The next stop is a holiday craft station where pre-made cardboard trees or ornaments will be ready for imaginative kids to decorate and take home for display!

    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • December 20, 2014

    Merry & Bright Candy Cane Hunt

    ‘‘Twas a night in December at Leonhard’s new house,
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    But then in the dark there arose such a clatter,
    We rushed to the gym to see what was the matter!
    And what to our wondering eyes did appear,
    But great bunches of candy canes & hoof prints of reindeer!
    Kids – Santa and his elves stopped by the new Leonhard Recreation Center and hid candy 
    canes for you to find! We even hear that Santa left some rare and special candy canes that 

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 2307 West Sangamon Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • December 20, 2014

    Parents' Night Out at Sterling Math & Writing

    We believe it's very important that parents take time for themselves and enjoy some time alone to recharge their batteries. On Saturday, parents can drop their elementary to middle school age students off at our secured location for a night of fun, activities, games, a movie, and dinner. The cost is $25 per child and $15 for each additional sibling. Current Sterling customers, please ask us about your special price.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 2110 N Market St Suite E, Champaign, IL
  • December 22, 2014

    Remarkable Reptiles

    Join a naturalist for a close-up look at our resident snake & turtles. Learn their natural and personal histories. $2 per person; children 2 and under are FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

     

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • December 22, 2014

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Murray State

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Murray State at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • December 27, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    DIY: Weekend Wizards

    Saturdays | Orpheum Children's Museum | 1-3pm

    Join us for DIY Weekend Wizards at Orpheum Children's Science Museum! A new topic is available each week, and often with a community partner. Grab a friend to make, create and collaborate with on Do It Yourself projects and science experiments. Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. Free with admission.

    Check out the full Calendar of Events at http://www.orpheumkids.org/calendar/
     

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.orpheumkids.org/calendar/
  • December 27, 2014

    Parkland Cobras Women's Basketball vs. Henry Ford Community College

    Cheer on the Parkland Cobras Women's Basketball Team as they take on Henry Ford Community College at Parkland College! For more information on Parkland Cobras Basketball or Parkland Athletics, please visit the Parkland Athletics Website.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.parkland.edu
  • December 28, 2014

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Purdue

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Purdue at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    New Years Eve Meditation & Peace Vigil

    You are cordially invited to a...
    20 Hour 15 Minute New Year Meditation & Peace Vigil
    “Peace Vigil and Universal Hour of Peace” 3:45 am, December 31, 2014 to 12:30 am, Jan 1, 2015

    Sponsored by the School of Metaphysics, 1009 E. Main, Urbana, IL

    Time: 3:45 am - 12:30 am
    Location: 1009 E. Main Street , Urbana, IL, IL
  • December 31, 2014

    Noon Day Drop Celebration at the Orpheum

    Bring in your family for the annual Noon Day Drop Celebration at the Orpheum where you and your kids can celebrate the New Year at noon! Everyone will be decked out with party hats and noise makers as sounds of the season float through the air. Noon Day Drop includes craft activities, music, crazy hats, noise makers, a countdown to the big event, and a drop of more than 4000 balloons at the strike of noon. On top of that,some balloons will be filled with prizes donated by our community partners!

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil, Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.net/
  • December 31, 2014

    Noon Day Drop

    Ring in the New Year with a fun family-oriented New Year's Eve Party.

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.com
  • December 31, 2014

    New Year's Eve with The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra

    Energetic and unabashedly romantic, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra enchants audiences with witty lyrics, complex vocal harmonies and funky rhythms. Their infectiously optimistic sound draws from a wide range of influences—classical composers such as Bach, to tin pan alley ragtime tunes, to elements of gospel and Motown, to rock and roll artists of the '60s and 70s.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 106 North Walnut Street, Champaign, IL
  • December 31, 2014

    New Year's Eve with 90's Daughter and Johnnie Mae at Fat City

    New Year's Eve party featuring 90s Daughter and Johnnie Mae!

    This will be THE PARTY OF THE YEAR!

    Further details to come, but get your tickets early as we expect to sell out!

    $15 Age limit: 19+

    For more information on 90's Daughter or this concert, please click here visit their website. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 505 South Chestnut, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fatcitybarandgrill.com/
  • December 31, 2014

    The Chorale presents C-U at the Virginia

    Come out and support the Chorale's Young Artist Scholarship Program at this fun New Years Eve Fundraiser! More information to follow .. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org
  • December 31, 2014

    Memphis on Main NYE Bash with Outbound Drive

    Celebrate the new year at your favorite downtown spot — Memphis on Main! Enjoy the sound of Outbound Drive and party the night away as you say hello to 2015 in style. 

    For more information on Outbound Drive, please click here to visit their website. 

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 55 East Main Street , Champaign , IL
    Website: memphisonmain.com
  • December 31, 2014

    Cowboy Monkey NYE Bash

    Ring the New Year in with a BANG at Cowboy Monkey! The NYE Bash will be hosted by AMS the Nerd King and will feature music from DJ Belly and DJ Ideal! Advance tickets are $10 and can be picked up during normal business hours, or you can pay $15 at the door. 

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Location: 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cowboy-monkey.com
  • December 31, 2014

    New Year's Eve at Joe's Brewery

    Spend your New Year's Eve at the biggest bar at U of I.  Must be 19 to enter and 21 to drink.  Ring in 2015 with $1 mixed drinks, a covered and heated beer garden and the areas largest dance floor.  Celebrate 2014 with the most people in Champaign and welcome the new year in Joe's multiple rooms with all your friends.  

    Check our express entry tickets and don't spend 2014 waiting in the cold. Click here for ticket information

     

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Location: 706 S 5th St , Champaign, IL
  • December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    New Years Event 2015 Comedy Show

    Join us for an evening of laughs to ring in the New Year.

    The show begins at 10:00pm and ends at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast. You don't want to miss the hysterical Jesse Tuttle, Melissa Richelle, Justin Tuttle and Esteban Gast!

    Join us for dinner in the main dining room before the show and get your ticket half price. (Please note there will not be food service during the show in the private event area.)

     

    Time: 10:00 pm - 12:30 am
    Location: One Main Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.cucomedy.com

December 2014